If you are thinking of updating your living room this winter, you are just in luck. No matter your budget, there are many different changes that you can make to add a cosy feel to your living room. At the upper end of the scale you could look into log effect electric fires, these are great for adding a snug feel to a room. On the lower end of the budget, a new rug or blankets can instantly change the feel of the room – these can work whether it’s winter, summer or in between.
When updating your living room, try to give yourself as much time as possible as delivery times can vary – especially during the Christmas period. If you are going to make a lot of changes, ensure you keep track of your spending as the amount you spend can quickly add up! Once you’ve done with your living room, you can work on your outside space ready for the summer.
Below are our top tips for making your living room cosy this winter
Add a rug to your room
Rugs are incredible, they instantly change the feel of the room and come in all shapes and sizes, helping you match your interiors and fit in small or large spaces. As it’s the winter months, you want to go for a rug that has a warm feeling to it. Try to go for a fluffy rug as well, as this too helps the room feel cosier and snug.
If you are after some inspiration, Pinterest or Instagram is a great place to start. Many interior influencers will be posting living room photos which could give you an idea of what would work in your room.
Add some blankets
Another affordable option that you could look into is purchasing some blankets for your living room. When it’s cold, there is nothing cosier than snuggling up in a blanket, warming up your hot chocolate and watching a film. Just like your rug, blankets come in all different shapes and sizes as well as styles. You can match it to your interiors as well as your sofa.
To store them, you could use a wicker basket as this can look cosy, alternatively, drape it over the sofa. Visit your local stores for some inspiration or take a moment to browse blankets on the web – you’ll definitely find something you will like!
Purchase some candles
Candles are great for many reasons. They can add a lovely smell to your room, they work as a centrepiece and they can be extremely cosy. You could look into purchasing a candle gift set, this way you can try multiple candles and rotate them within the different rooms of your home. The flame from the wick on the candle is very relaxing to look at and you can light candles anytime throughout the year.
What tips do you have for making your living room cosy this winter? Which of the above tips did you find most useful? Is there anything you would like to share that will benefit our readers? Let us know in the comment box below.